Category Archives: Fly Fishing Gear Review

Holiday Gift Guide Video 2018 Version 2.0

In this video, Tim Etlick with the Caddis Fly Shop goes over a few more gift ideas for the 2018 Holiday Season. Enjoy! Here is a list of the above items: Fishpond Thunderhead Roll Top Duffel Fishpond Thunderhead Lumbar Pack … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide Video 2018 Version 1.0

In this video I showcase some of our favorite gifts for the 2018 holiday season. Of course there are many more items our friendly staff would love to help you select. Stop by the shop this holiday season, we have … Continue reading

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Deschutes Report Fall 2018

Recently, forecast called for ” possible showers”, which immediately triggered, steelhead! . I had one of technical men’s conference attendees (old dawgs who have fished together for decades) along, the one from Burns. It appears we have all reached the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Euro Nymphing – Oct 2018

For the past couple months a lot of customers have been coming to the shop asking about European Nymphing, or Czech style nymphing – and for good reason: it’s a lot of fun and a very productive way to catch … Continue reading

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Scientific Anglers Smooth Series of Fly Lines Videos

The world of fly lines is complex these days. Here are a few videos that discuss the merits of Scientific Anglers latest introduction of lines. Amplitude Smooth Infinity Fly Line Amplitude Smooth Infinity from Scientific Anglers on Vimeo. Amplitude Smooth … Continue reading

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Scientific Anglers Sonar Fly Lines – Nicholas’ 2018 Review

The SA Sonar series of fly lines are all sinking lines. Most of these lines are designed for specific angling environments. For example, each line in the series will indicate whether the fly line will be suited to cold or … Continue reading

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Field trial and review of OPST Commando Smooth fly line

I was looking for a short head fly line that I could cast from a dory offshore Pacific City. Many floating fly lines work well for this purpose, including most of the short head floating fly lines such as the RIO … Continue reading

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Fly Line Reviews: the family of RIO Outbound fly lines

I have been partial to fishing RIO’s Outbound fly lines since 2005 and have seen these lines evolve and improve over time. Wait. The fact remains that my head tells me the lines have improved, but for practical purposes, I … Continue reading

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Making sense of Integrated Shooting Head Fly Lines

I probably fish a wider variety of fly lines than the average fly fisher—in fact—some of my friends call me a fly line freak. The range of high quality fly lines available these days is STAGGERING. As an industry associate … Continue reading

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Big Dry Fly Time in Oregon – Trout Fishing in May and June 2018

You have to love fly fishing in May and June in Oregon. Some of our very best opportunities exist and we are able to fish some of the biggest dry flies of the season. You have hungry trout tying willing … Continue reading

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Trout Spey Clinic April 28th 10-2pm

Join us at Armitage Park on April 28th from 10-2pm for a Trout Spey tutorial. We will have spey guru’s George Cook and Eric Neufeld on hand to discuss and demonstrate in-depth, the what, why and how of fishing for … Continue reading

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Rio’s How to Choose a Rio Trout Line

From the Rio Product Team. Some good info here. Some of you remember when there where three choices for a floating line Air Cell (white one) Cortland 444 (Peach) and 444SL. Not so much anymore. Specialize lines help you get … Continue reading

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Fishpond Submersible Packs

Most of you are Moldy Chum fans, but if you haven’t been over lately you need to check out their in-depth analysis of Fishpond’s Thunderhead Submersible packs. If you typically fish with your phone or a camera handy, you are … Continue reading

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The Best Travel Fly Tying Vise – Great Last Minute Christmas Gift

The Morsetto Airone Travel vise from Stonfo is a great choice for anglers who tie on the fly. Pun intended. Thanks to its special design and to a series of articulated joints it can be folded and placed in a … Continue reading

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Plan D Fly Boxes and How to Use Them

We are super excited to be working with Dylan at Plan D Fly Boxes this year as he introduces his latest line of fly boxes designed specifically for intruder and tube style flies. The latest versions of Plan D Boxes … Continue reading

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